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GitzoSeries 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long)
 
4.9

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (13)
  • Stable (10)
  • Durable (6)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Unfolds quickly (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (14)
  • Travel (9)
  • Night shots (8)
  • Sports/action (7)
  • Wildlife (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (9), Photo enthusiast (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

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5.0

Gitzo is the best

By Donald

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

Have the predecessor.
Has been in use daily for five plus years.
Lower leg fell out. Called Gitzo. First person on the phone explained immediately how to fix. Great service.
Worth the thousand bucks. No question.
Everything else you own will become obsolete.
Gravity is with us for life.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Height

By PhotomanTom

from Hardy, VA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight
  • Precise

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

I'm 6'2" and with a 4 1/2" tall ballhead on the tripod it is the perfect height. No more stooping to take photos with my old tripod. The Gitzo GT 3532ls is a precision instrument that is a pleasure to use. Worth every penny!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Excellent tripod

By Herb

from Paradise, PA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

    This tripod replaces an old one that was broken. It is rock solid and light weight. The rebate made this the perfect choice.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Fantastic tripod

    By Fish

    from San Francisco

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

      Light weight and supports my 4 X 5 with ease

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      how many tripods do you own?

      By joe jacoby

      from miami florida

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

        after buying many tripods i have found the gitzo series 3 6x to be the
        absolute best in its class. the durable construction and compatibility with
        using other manufacturers parts makes this one of the finest.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Worth every penny

        By David

        from Hillsborough, NJ

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Sturday
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

          Just took this on a week long trip to the Everglades; allowed me to use the 600mm with ease out in the field.

          Extremely sturdy - I felt comfortable throwing a 25lb load over my shoulder for hours without a single worry and indication of weakness.

          THE ONLY thing I can think of as a suggestion is:
          The height could be awkward for someone if they are shorter than this tripod's higher hight - it will extend the setup time substantially because you will have to set the bottom legs to custom heights to suit your needs. If you are shorter than 5'11" I suggest getting the tripod one size down.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Tripod!

          By radkrishr

          from Bangalore, India

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Deploy
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Very Stable
          • Very Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

            This is an awesome tripod. Light weight, extremely stable and easy to operate on the field. The new design of the center plate and the G-Lock with the built-in spikes is great! I use this with my D750/D600 with a heavy 300mm f/2.8 with a 2x TC on a Kirk ball head all the time and this one is rock solid.

            I used to have the older 1325 tripod which I absolutely loved. The two issues that I had to be worried - the center plate could easily come off if the bolts get loosened for some reason and the twist lock was sometimes a pain.

            This series is a breeze to work with and often takes only seconds to deploy. Highly recommend this.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            a great choice

            By Joan the fixer

            from Englewood, Fl

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Travel
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

              Love this tripod
              Really lightweight
              With no center post I can split the legs and carry around my neck instead of over my shoulder
              Every adjustment is easy to perform

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Everything I Expected

              By AcePilot

              from Upper Midwest

              Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

              Was considering an equivalent Really Right Stuff tripod. However the $150 rebate (ends on 12/31/14) was the deal breaker a quality tripod, relatively light weight with a reasonable height. Easy to adjust legs.

               
              5.0

              Awesome Tripod!

              By Sal

              from Sacramento, CA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Sports/Action

                Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

                The best tripod I ever had. I saw a friend of mine using Gitzo tripod before and I could not resist not to get one. This is the top of the line tripod!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Worth the money

                By Nero

                from Texas

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Shots
                  • Travel
                  • Video

                  Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

                  We'll built and solid! By far the best tripod I now own.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent, rugged tripod

                  By jeffreybehr

                  from Phoenix, AZ USA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

                    I bought this because I wanted a stiff, high-quality tripod for my Canon 6D-based system that was tall enough to use without bending over. That may seem easy to find, but it wasn't for me. At 5'8" tall, these legs (with Kirk BH-3) will get my 6D a couple inches higher than what I need, so I'm happy there. This leg set is very stiff and still light in weight. I'll be using this 'till I die.

                    BTW, Gitzo does not publish the outer diameter of the largest leg tube--it's 1.27".

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Best of the Best tripods

                    By big lens guy

                    from Albuquerque, NM

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Folds Small
                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

                      Have used other carbon fiber tripods, but with the rebate could not resist spending the exra bucks. The legs are very strong and work well with the canon 500mm f4 lens! Light and good leg grips! With the rebate it was an excellent buy....very glad I did.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      The Best as Advertised

                      By PhotoSmithography

                      from Mendocino County, CA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Stability
                      • Lightweight
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

                        Finally pulled the trigger and purchased a Gitzo 3532 to support my long lens setup. It is awesome. Very easy set up and light enough to carry with camera and lens attached without irritating my old, damaged shoulder. But the best thing is the results, much sharper images.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        love this tripod!

                        By lisa

                        from Connecticut

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Folds Small
                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Shots
                          • Portraits
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

                          We use this trpod for wildlife, and for marco and portraits. The legs are easy to use (big difference from our previous Gitzo where one leg had to be tight in order to adjust the other leg). The center piece is supposed to be more stable for big lenses and the hood is convenient.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          A work of art.

                          By Eleazyair

                          from Downunder

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Pros

                          • Folds Small
                          • Good Stability
                          • Lightweight
                          • Unfolds Quickly

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots
                            • Portraits
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

                            I've used many tripods in the past, including carbon fibre. This is by far the best. PERIOD. The Gitzo Systematic series are the best in the world.

                            Yes it's expensive but you will never need to buy another tripod again.

                            This is visual eye candy. It has a smooth sensual touch to it, not too cold, not too hot. Sublime.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            perfect

                            By jim the runner

                            from Pensacola, FL

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Stability
                            • Unfolds Quickly

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Shots
                              • Portraits
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

                              I use the gitzo with the wimberly sidekick and heavy and lite lenses.

                              This tripod is is sturdy and carbon fiber reduces the weight.
                              Glad I opted for 3 section (quicker setup/takedown)
                              It looks great
                              It's a Gitzo

                              Nothing bad to say

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Solid tripod

                              By textrek57

                              from Houston, TX

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Pros

                              • Good Stability
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Night Shots
                                • Portraits
                                • Video
                                • Wildlife

                                Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

                                I spent much time deciding between Gitzo Systematic three series and the RRS TVC-33. Both are great solid performers and in the end the price made the me go with Gitzo. Either one is a good choice.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                outstanding tripod

                                By renderfarmer

                                from New York

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Stability
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Cumbersome

                                Best Uses

                                • Hdri
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Shots
                                • Travel
                                • Video

                                Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

                                I've never bought a gitzo tripod before so I didn't know what I was in for. This tripod is a work of art in and of itself. It's packaging is lush. The attention to detail is superb. I bought this specifically for taking HDRI's and shooting some occasional video at full extension and this is definitely a very rigid tripod for those purposes; yet it's remarkably light weight. The twist type legs are slower to extend and contract compared to my old manfrotto 458b neotec but the gitzo is lighter, taller, and stiffer, while retaining the neotec's slick profile.My biggest gripe is with how stiff the joints are. This makes it somewhat cumbersom to spread the legs out sometimes. I'll have to look into whether i can loosen these safely - or maybe these will mellow with use on their own. I paired my gitzo with an Acratech GV2 ballhead and the gitzo's large collar somewhat inhibits the GV2's gimble function if that's important to you. I was hesitant to spend this much money on a tripod but so far I feel that I got what I paid for.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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